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REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case

 

   


quickguru

Nov 27, 13 12:21

Post #1 of 22 (1757 views)
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Hi,

it seems that the most popular bike case in our triathlon world is discontinueed :(

On http://www.mpgear.com, they suggest two replacements and I'm wondering if some of you have comment/recommandation about those:

- Swift Ochrana Bike Bag
- Mpog Travelspeed Softside Bike Travel Bag (which doesn't seem available too!!!)

Any other recommandation for a Aerus replacement?

Thanks,
Fred


Sbernardi

Nov 27, 13 12:36

Post #2 of 22 (1739 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [quickguru] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

That swift is an exact copy of the biospeed bag.
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jonny_noh

Nov 30, 13 8:17

Post #3 of 22 (1635 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [Sbernardi] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

they are running a weekend sale.. 30% off

There are some minor changes/improvements over the aerus bag but it is the same stealthy size.

http://www.cyclocrossracing.com/...rana-Bike-Bag/1.html


quickguru

Nov 30, 13 9:17

Post #4 of 22 (1618 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [jonny_noh] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks a lot. I just bought one!


Madison

Nov 30, 13 9:18

Post #5 of 22 (1615 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [quickguru] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Check out the Pika Packworks bags, http://pikapackworks.com.

I have been extremely happy with mine.


jonny_noh

Dec 1, 13 8:07

Post #6 of 22 (1524 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [quickguru] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

quickguru wrote:
Thanks a lot. I just bought one!

Glad it worked out for you


chance

Dec 1, 13 15:23

Post #7 of 22 (1481 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [jonny_noh] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

As many of you know i have used this bag for 7+years now. I have taken it EVERYWHERE. Europe, Asia and all over the US.

Great bag.

if you have any questions about it just let me know.
Chance Regina
President
AVC Enterprises


GrapeJuice

Dec 1, 13 18:26

Post #8 of 22 (1421 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [jonny_noh] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks, just purchased!! I was eyeing this for a while and was planning on purchasing before next season because my 3 main races I am flying to so this sale made me move my purchase plans up a few months.


devashish_paul

Dec 1, 13 18:30

Post #9 of 22 (1419 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [GrapeJuice] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I will second this as a great bike bag. I have had mine for 7 years now. I have lost track of how many flight legs and miles that case has logged. My ONLY beef is the lack of wheels. Even when I keep it light, the size coupled with weight is awkward, and perhaps more so since I am living life around some neck/head injuries that are now chronic...if this thing could have some wheels it would be golden.

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GhiaGirl

Dec 1, 13 18:49

Post #10 of 22 (1402 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [devashish_paul] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I added wheels to mine. Super easy to do, just a piece of plywood cut to fit in the bottom and caster wheels screwed through the case into the wood at the 4 bottom corners (I reinforced the fabric first). So easy to drag now, but I can still pick it up if needed.

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devashish_paul

Dec 1, 13 18:54

Post #11 of 22 (1399 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [GhiaGirl] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I thought of doing that, but I thought the external wheels would get sheered off. But sounds like you had a positive experience. Maybe I will try that for my next trip!

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boney

Dec 1, 13 19:03

Post #12 of 22 (1393 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [devashish_paul] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Dev, please dont add wheels, I plan on borrowing your bag for Kona 2019 and hope to sneak it through a couple more check points (again)!!!

Thanks to Euro-Sports for my H3Cs.

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GhiaGirl

Dec 1, 13 19:07

Post #13 of 22 (1388 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [devashish_paul] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

If I did it again I would move the wheels about 3 inches in from the ends of the bags. That wat they are a little more hidden/out of the way and you can still pick up one end and pull it on the other 2 wheels. (I use the strap that cinched on the end as a hadle). It's also possible to take the wheels off but you'd have the holes in the canvas. And I don't know why you would. It functions the same and is easier w/ wheels.

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KaiserChief

Dec 1, 13 20:45

Post #14 of 22 (1368 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [chance] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Chance,
Will a xl shiv fit in it? Indeed a bag for panama?
Thx


chance

Dec 2, 13 3:51

Post #15 of 22 (1317 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [KaiserChief] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

KaiserChief wrote:
Chance,
Will a xl shiv fit in it? Indeed a bag for panama?
Thx
Kaiser,

Well, i am way too short to ride an XL and have not been on a Specialized in a long time so i cant answer for sure...but, i can tell you this. The Wurteles are about as tall as they come in Triathlon and they used this same bag when the Triad was a bike with a seat mast. One of them had to remove the crank to use it but the other didnt.

If you will measure from the bottom of the CHAINRINGS to the top of the seatpost and then measure from the very back edge of your rear wheel to the top of the headtube I will measure the inside of my bag here and let you know what i come up with.
Chance Regina
President
AVC Enterprises


KaiserChief

Dec 2, 13 7:00

Post #16 of 22 (1279 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [chance] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks Chance. 36" on the height. 48" on the diagonal assuming no add on for cockpit.


bmas

Dec 2, 13 8:06

Post #17 of 22 (1251 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [devashish_paul] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Agree this is a great bag. I loaned it to a friend and he made up a simple removable set of wheels on a small piece of plywood, held on by bungie cord. You can borrow that if you want Dev. Personally, I only add my helmet and a pump with the bike so keep the bag light enough that it's easy enough to carry without the wheels.

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CobraKai Triguy

Mar 30, 14 9:30

Post #18 of 22 (508 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [bmas] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I assume everyone that uses this bag carries race wheels in it. Being on the outside of the bag I'm very nervous they'll get damaged from being thrown around. Can someone calm my nerves or give me a solution for this? I also didn't get the skewers that are supposed to come with the bag. I guess they were out.
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sharad

Mar 30, 14 10:28

Post #19 of 22 (484 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [CobraKai Triguy] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

We will have the bag back in stock this summer along with some additional bags we are working on.
Steven L. Harad
CEO Blue Bicycles
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CobraKai Triguy

Mar 30, 14 14:03

Post #20 of 22 (443 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [CobraKai Triguy] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

CobraKai Triguy wrote:
I assume everyone that uses this bag carries race wheels in it. Being on the outside of the bag I'm very nervous they'll get damaged from being thrown around. Can someone calm my nerves or give me a solution for this? I also didn't get the skewers that are supposed to come with the bag. I guess they were out.

Anyone?
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bmas

Mar 31, 14 6:32

Post #21 of 22 (389 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [CobraKai Triguy] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

You could insert some extra bubble wrap around the wheels, but there's still a risk of damage if the bag is seriously manhandled. I got some assurance in reading that baggage handlers typically only throw around heavy baggage, and since this bag is so light they are much less likely to throw it and will handle it a bit more carefully.

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SpicedRum

Mar 31, 14 6:45

Post #22 of 22 (371 views)
Re: REPLACEMENT: Aerus Biospeed Bike Travel Case [CobraKai Triguy] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

if you need the skewers for the fork and rear triangle go to a hardware store and buy a threaded steel bar. have it cut to fit the fork and rear triangle. Buy 8x washers and 8x wingnuts that fit it.

I've never had a problem with my wheels packed in the bag like the bag is designed. Never had any problems with my bike or anything in the bag like it is designed. The bag itself is bulky enough that it can't really be thrown around. And since it's soft side it's less likely anything thing will be stacked on top of it.

   
 
 
 



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